Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 1, 1991 - Fiction - 320 pages
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There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Detective Gently's bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.
 

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Review: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)

User Review  - Andrew Alderman - Goodreads

3.5 stars maybe. I've read and enjoyed the Hitchhiker's books, and was excited to find another book by Adams. This is different than that other series, but not totally. There's lots of zany humor, but ... Read full review

Review: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)

User Review  - Nikas - Goodreads

While there are quite a lot of quotable thoughts, the book, unfortunately, is slow and doesn't really go anywhere meaningful. Entirely skippable. Read full review

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Contents

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II
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III
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IV
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V
38
VI
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VII
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VIII
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, England in 1952. He has written for radio, television and theater and has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, radio producer, and script editor. His bestsellers include The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.

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